King Khaled Exhibition at Riyadh’s National Museum

This week I went to the King Khalid exhibition which is going on this month at the National Museum Riyadh here are some pics I took:

The King Khaled exhibition was at the National Museum in its own separate building. They welcomed us very warmly and we were treated like VIP guests. I guess they don’t get many blondes coming in! We got our own english speaking well-mannered guide for the tour. The exhibition was beautifully displayed and had lots of interesting artifacts. There was photography of the Kings life on the walls, and the the rooms were divided according to the theme. The guide took us through the various rooms highlighting the Kings political career, achievements, hobbies, personal and religious life. They let us stay inside during the Ishaa prayer and we got to sign the special guests book. When I wrote something in it in arabic they were amazed :) They said the exhibition should be there for at least another month, and there are no special days for women or men only its allowed for everyone. Around the National museum theres a big park area with fountains, creeks and sitting areas, nice to walk in the evenings with the beautiful lighting.

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Hello there! I’m Laura, the founder of Blue Abaya- the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia, established in 2010.  Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 70 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia!

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  • EmmaJune 6, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Hi, do you know for how long this exhibition at the National museum will be there?ReplyCancel

  • LaylahJune 6, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Hi!It will be there for about a month and then they move it to another city.ReplyCancel

  • LailaJuly 12, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    I happened to stumble upon your blog, and I am so happy I did!

    I love your posts about Saudi, and being a local myself it is refreshing to see my country from a foreigner's point of view–both the good and the bad.

    Anyway, the reason I am commenting on this particular post is because I was one of the women selling at Blue Harbour Exhibition, and my close friend is theReplyCancel

  • LaylahAugust 25, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Hi Laila!

    Just noticed your comment now!

    Anyways were you selling jewellery?
    I bought earrings from someone also called Laila :)ReplyCancel

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